Easy Easter Craft for Young Children


  I was feeling brave the other day and told the kids we were going to paint. I had seen this craft idea and we actually had everything we needed: canvas (I used flat ones that were in packs of 3 from the dollar store), masking tape or painter's tape, and paint. The set up is easy. Just put the tape on the canvas in the shape of a cross. [More...]

Do it Heartily as to the Lord

This was the verse for my devotional today: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians. 3: 23, 24 NKJV I needed this reminder. So often I get frustrated with breaking up another argument between the kids [More...]

Called to Cover our Heads? A Quick Breakdown of 1 Corinthians 11


I never paid that much attention to 1 Corinthians 11 before. Like many people, I more or less skimmed through it, deeming the passage as cultural to the times and irrelevant to me. After all, I've never seen anyone in any church I've been to cover their head. Lately, however, the topic has come up several times in Christian Mommy Facebook groups [More...]

What I Learned about Sharing the Gospel from the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham Debate

nye ham debate

Like many of you, I watched the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate the other night. I used to watch Bill Nye on the Science Guy show and I loved it. I was surprised to learn how close-minded Bill Nye is. I thought that Ken Ham did a great job. He was very well prepared and researched on both sides of the debate, whereas Bill Nye seemed to know very [More...]

Alone Yet Not Alone Hymn

I heard this gorgeous song sung by Joni Eareckson Tada and I had to share. You can buy the MP3 of Alone Yet Not Alone here on Amazon. The song is featured in the new movie of the same title, which tells of the true story of two sisters who are separated in the French-Indian War. The movie edition of the book is available on Amazon and there is [More...]

How You Can Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims

philippine typhoon

Image sourceI'm sure that you're aware that one of the biggest storms in recorded history smashed through the Philippines last week. Unfortunately, as days go by, the tragedy becomes less of a news story and people assume that "hey, they're getting aid now, all is good." But that's not the case. Yes, they're getting some aid, but they are [More...]

Our Halloween Alternative: Focusing on Giving

Alternative to Halloween

  I've shared before why we don't take part in any Halloween activities. We also don't take part in any church sponsored activities in the area that include costumes or candy. In our eyes, that is just putting Halloween in sheep's clothing. I bet Satan has a field day that Halloween is accepted in the church under a different name. I [More...]